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Cypripedium fargesii

A bizarrely attractive dwarf slipper orchid from the mountains of Sichuan, Gansu, and Hubei in China.

This species is listed on the IUCN Red list as critically endangered -mainly due to habitat loss (it has a rather narrow range) and illegal collection for the orchid trade.

This particular plant is grown from laboratory-raised seed in Europe. It has very specific needs and is difficult to grow over the long term.

 

These rare orchids should only ever be purchased from legal "lab-bred" sources.

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Taken on May 13, 2014